[Flash Fiction] Just Two Normal Twenty-Something-Year-Olds

It didn’t take us long to find our compartment aboard the steel gray train. 

“I can’t believe we’re traveling across the country by train,” said my best friend. “You were right. We needed to get away from all the stress and just be normal twenty-something-year-olds for a change.”

At that moment, our compartment door slid open and two attractive men peered inside.

“Nope, wrong compartment. As you were, ladies,” one of them said before closing the door.

“Do normal twenty-something-year-olds fall in love on trains?” My best friend asked.

We erupted into giggles as the train slowly left the station.

© Jade M. Wong

Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count: 100.

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44 thoughts on “[Flash Fiction] Just Two Normal Twenty-Something-Year-Olds

    1. Thank you so much! The giggles are very much inspired by my own best friend in real life and myself, as we spend way too much of our time together erupting into giggles 😂

      I’m glad you enjoyed this story. Thank you for reading!


  1. i love the shared giggles, that memory would remain longer than the romance I am so sure. Train rides are romantic and inspiring! I would love one across Canada one day, its on my list. A short sweet story but one that gets the reader thinking back to past train journeys and future ones, beautiful writing always Jade, you evoke a lot of good feelings with your words.

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    1. Ah, I didn’t have enough words to elaborate as much as I’d like, but I was thinking that their tickets have their own compartment number, and the men were looking for their own compartment.

      Thank you for reading, James! 🙂


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